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Justin Trudeau Makes Canadian History With Gay Bar Visit

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Trudeau had a beer and posed for pictures with the happy hour crowd to kick off Vancouver Pride Week. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surprised the crowd at a gay bar in Vancouver on Monday when he popped in for a beer and to shake hands in celebration of the city's Pride Week.

Trudeau popped into the Fountainhead Pub in the city's West End where he posed for selfies with the happy hour crowd.

"We're kicking off pride week here in Vancouver -- that's definitely one way to do it," News 1130's Taran Parmar said of the momentous occasion. "To see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk into a bar here on Davie Street, a packed bar at that."

She added that Trudeau's visit brought on "Lots of cheering, lots of excitement, a lot of people that tried to rush him and take a picture as well as take his hand."

Several of the bar's patrons expressed their excitement and appreciation over Trudeau's visit in social media posts.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.